The New York Botanical Garden is proud to announce the creation of a Humanities Institute within the LuEsther T. Mertz Library—a dynamic, new model for innovative research that aims to bridge the divide between the arts and sciences, bringing together scholarship relating to nature, landscape, and the built environment.
As the largest, most comprehensive botanical and horticultural library in the world, the Mertz Library holds, preserves, and presents written and visual collections that are vital to the understanding of man's relationship with plants. With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this major initiative strengthens and formalizes the Botanical Garden's academic role among humanities museums and libraries. It will also serve scholars who wish to broaden their areas of expertise in one of the leading research institutions in the world.
Support provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The History of Science and Art in the Garden